News Bytes on Skill Development and Vocational Training – 09032020


Our news bytes are snippets of information, carefully curated and adapted from various sources. It will give you an insight into various happenings and updates in the industry, government, academia and other stakeholders in the skilling and TVET space. This could help you get some leads for developing your business in this sector and will keep you informed. Here we go with this week’s news bytes. 

Skill development and VET government and non-government projects, apprenticeships and jobs 




Skill development news from the government 

Skill India celebrates women achievers: MSDE celebrated International Women’s Week with whole-hearted appreciation for women achievers empowered by programs and initiatives of Skill India Mission. Read more…

IIMB in partnership with MSDE launches MGNF program: IIMB launched the Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF) with the support from MSDE. Government of India has over 75 students in its first batch. Read more…

My Startup initiative by Britannia Marie Gold in partnership with NSDC: To provide financial assistance to homemakers with entrepreneurial spirit, NSDC in partnership with Britannia Marie Gold announced the launch of the second season of the annual ‘Britannia Marie Gold My Startup’ initiative. Read more…

Skilling program of Safai Karmacharis by MSDE: MSDE organised a skilling, reskilling and upskilling workshop for Safai Karmacharis to ensure safety, hygiene and upward mobility of the workers.

Over eight lakh candidates benefit from NAPS: As much as 8.16 lakh candidates benefited from NAPS.Under the DDU-GKY scheme, 4.39 lakh candidates have been trained during 2018-19 and 2019-20, of which 84156 candidates belong to Scheduled Tribes.

Entrepreneurship skill development scheme for divyangs: The government is going to announce an entrepreneurship and skill training program for divyangs in an attempt to promote their talent and create a market for their products.

Rs 42,000 crore plan to boost India’s local mobile manufacturing: The government is working on Rs 42,000 crore plan to boost local manufacturing of mobile phones and ramp up production. It aims at integrating India into the global supply chain.

Skill development news from the industry and CSR

Toyota Technical Education Program provides job opportunities to 5000 students: Toyota Technical Education Program provides job opportunities to nearly 5000 students. Toyota Kirloskar Motor has expanded its distinctive skill initiative by organizing regional skill contests across India

Skill development program for women by Google India: Google India has launched DigiPivot, a skilling programme designed for women who are looking to return to their corporate careers after a break or simply planning to make mid-career shifts to digital marketing. Read more…

THSC partners Marriott India to promote Apprenticeships: Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council (THSC) has collaborated with Marriott India to promote Apprenticeship in Tourism and Hospitality sector. Marriot will engage 5000 apprentices through its network of 90 properties in India. Read more…

Bridgestone India partners with RSDC: Bridgestone India has partnered with RSDC to train and reskill individuals in tyre fitter and repair jobs. Under the partnership over 3600 youth will be reskilled.

INDIAWOOD 2020 opens with over 50 participating countries: NürnbergMesse organised the 11th edition of INDIAWOOD. The mega show focuses on carpentry, skilling, innovation, automation and digitalization with the aim to drive Indian furniture manufacturing and woodworking industry. More than 875 exhibitors from over 50 countries have participated in the show.

ICICI Foundation partners ICAR for rural growth and development: ICICI Foundation has signed an MoU with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) for inclusive growth in agriculture for rural development.

Bridgestone India to reskill tyre fitters: Bridgestone India will partner Rubber Skill Development Council and National Skill Development Council to reskill over 3,600 yout. A tripartite MoU has been signed to reskill tyre fitters.

Skill development news from the states


Chhattisgarh ultramodern sports academies to be set up: Chhattisgarh Sports Development Authority’s governing body is going to build sports academies with ultramodern amenities and advanced training facilities with support and cooperation of corporate houses.


Haryana Budget focuses on education and skill development: Around 15 percent of the budget has been allocated to the education sector. New courses related to emerging areas of science will be started in all colleges and universities. To increase employment opportunities, 2,000 modern sales centers will be set up at identified locations across the state. Read more…

Jammu and Kashmir

Technical education and skill development should be employment oriented: The technical education department of Jammu and Kashmir was reviewed by Lieutenant Governor on the basis of employment. The technical education and skill development should be employment oriented. 

Skill training of 24000 by JKSDM: JKSDM is providing short term placement linked skill courses to unskilled and semi-skilled youth of Jammu and Kashmir. And it will complete the skill training of 24000 youth by July, 2020


Integrated skill development policy by the government: The Government of Kolkata has come out with an Integrated Skill Development Policy with infrastructure to train six lakh persons annually under the institutional and non-institutional mechanisms.

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Skill development program at Kangpokpi: A skill development program under NSDC was held at Kangpokpi to encourage unemployed youth especially women to take up industry-relevant skill training to secure a better livelihood. 


New courses by Maruti Suzuki to make youth employable: Maruti Suzuki Training Academy has launched a new three year course- Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Tool and Die Design at its Centre of Excellence at Government Polytechnic.

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